Saturday, July 23, 2005

Soylent Green Is Caffeinated

In my travels, I get the opportunity to visit Starbucks Coffee pretty regularly. My body, however, cannot handle very much caffeine at all; after any coffee, I always sleep very poorly.

So, for the past couple of months, I've been asking them if they have anything cold and not coffee based. This has either gotten me blank stares, or iced tea. But I've wanted a tea based Frappuccino.

Either they listened to me, or I'm on the vanguard of a movement. They now have a Green Tea Frappuccino. It is very tasty; it tastes like pistaccio ice cream. It is bright green, in a mildly radioactive sort of way.

I assumed that green tea is caffeine free. My body tells me that I'm wrong. (I can't find evidence one way or the other on the web.) I also learned that a Venti without whipped cream is 490 calories. Oh, and it costs $4.20.

1 comment:

  1. Posted by K Doh -- Green Tea is Definitely Caffeinated
    31/07/2005, 07:30

    Yeah, Green Tea almost always has caffeine. I also try to avoid caffeine, but it is just so wonderful when I do have it!

    Most teas have about a third the caffeine of coffee. Herb teas (peppermint, chamomile, etc) have no caffeine at all, so I usually get stuck with them. :-(